Renowned prostate cancer specialist Sheldon Marks offers the definitive guide for men concerned about or diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting American men, with over 186,000 new cases diagnosed in the United States annually; 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.
Since the third edition (2003), there have been significant changes in treatment and resources. Working with Dr. Judd Moul, the Chairman of Urology at Duke and one of the world's top experts on prostate cancer, Marks provides the most up-to- date information on diagnosis, treatment, and common questions.
|Publisher:||Da Capo Press|
|Edition description:||Fourth Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Sheldon Marks, MD, is a specialist in prostate cancer. He received his training at Tufts University, the New England Medical Center, and the Mayo Clinic. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.
Table of Contents
1 Anatomy and Function of the Prostate Gland 1
2 Prostate Cancer 13
3 Diet and Nutrition-The Effect on Prostate Cancer 26
4 Symptoms of Cancer 36
5 The Digital Rectal Exam (DRE) 41
6 PSA Blood Test-Key Detection Tool 45
7 Should We Screen for Cancer? 60
8 Ultrasound and Biopsy of the Prostate 64
9 No Cancer Is Found-Am I in the Clear? 81
10 Cancer Is Detected-The Importance of Volume 85
11 The Grade of Cancer-How Bad Is It? 88
12 Cancer Workup-Has It Spread? 94
13 Stages of Prostate Cancer 105
14 Five Categories of Treatment Options 113
15 Who Decides on Treatment-You or the Doctor? 120
16 Your Wife or Partner's Role 125
17 What to Tell Family and Friends 128
18 Active Surveillance 131
19 Radiation-External-Beam/IMRT Therapy 141
20 Radiation-Radioactive Seed Implants 156
21 Radical Prostatectomy-A Surgical Solution 166
22 Risks and Complications of Radical Prostatectomy 189
23 Recovering at Home After Surgery 198
24 Hormone Therapy 209
25 Cryotherapy and HIFU-Freezing and Heating the Prostate 228
26 Complementary, Integrative and Alternative Treatments 234
27 Incontinence-A Potential Risk 239
28 Erectile Dysfunction (Impotence)-Causes and Treatments 249
29 What Is the Right Treatment for Me? 266
30 Costs of Treatments 270
31 Second Opinion-A Good Idea 272
32 How to Find a Good Urologist 278
33 Questions to Ask Your Doctor 283
34 Follow-up After Treatment 286
35 Will I Need Additional Treatment After Radical Prostatectomy? 291
36 Do I Need Chemotherapy? 294
37 Research Studies-Looking for New Cures 300
38 When All Treatments Fail 305
39 SupportGroups and Resources 314
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Dr. Marks provides a good overview of prostate cancer and its treatment options. But....he does have a point of view that clearly advocates aggressive treatment. Current research reveals that many men receive overtreatment for prostate cancer. Many men receive aggressive treatment, who would not die from the disease. Make sure that if you read this book, that you also balance out your reading list with an alternative point of view.
Recommended by Urologist to be able to ask questions and understand prostate cancer. We found it illuminating and easy to understand. It eased our fears.
My elderly Dad was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer, and after doing a great deal of research, I ordered 4 different books for him and my Mom, and they both said that this one is the best one of all, and they found it to be so helpful and most important, the easiest to read and understand - if you only get one book, get this one, and be sure to get the 6/30/2009 version, which has info. on more current treatments.